Each year, Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler selects a handful of well-deserving families to be sponsored for Christmas. These families are not receiving or do not qualify for other forms of assistance. With the help of local businesses and community members, 143 families and their children received the gift of hope this Christmas season, including gifts for each family member and household needs, from baking sheets to towels. In addition, Catholic Charities partnered with local parishes to distribute 252 Christmas baskets in Chemung County and, with community support, 512 Christmas baskets in Schuyler County. Below are just a couple examples of the joy our sponsors created this year, as well as a group of adorable elves that delivered presents for children in need. We are so thankful for the support of our local community this holiday season.

 

Note from a parent adopted at Christmas this year.

Note from a parent adopted at Christmas this year.